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need real democrats. >> obama: the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> stephanie: that's what got me the most. despite emotional pleas from the families of victims of the shootings in newtown, and brood public support, the bill failed 54-46. visibly -- a visibly angry obama that was -- he talked about -- we already played that clip. it being a shameful day for washington. he said sooner or later we're going to get it right, the memories of these children deserve it. i hope so. did you watch any of this -- when the vote totals were announced by joe biden. minutes later, dianne feinstein implored her colleagues to show some guts. >> yeah. >> stephanie: the assault weapons ban drew support there just 40 members. four democrats who will face reelection in conservative gun-friendly states voted against it, and they walked the hall of shame this morning. heidi heitkamp, alaska arkansas, and max baucus of montana. [ booing ] >> stephanie: he also started bitching about the health care law yesterday which he help write. because he is
later today. >>> president obama vowing to fight on after a gun control bill went down in defeat. the senate voted down a compromise to expand background checks and ban military style assault weapons. the president says the gun lobby lied about the bill and that senators from both parties caved to political pressure. >> all in all, this was a pretty shame p shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. i want to make it clear t to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. >> the president said he would push to make it easier for states to use current background check laws. >>> another huge story developing in texas this morning. a major break in the case of three high-profile killings in kaufman county. the wife of a disgraced former justice of the peace is pinning the crimes on her husband. authorities say kim williams knew details about the shootings of a prosecutor and d.a. and his wife but weren't made public and she confessed that her husband eric pulled the trigger. s
and 5 democrats sent the bill to president obama appeared with the families of sandy hook victims shortly thereafter. families must become a brief to position their elected leaders. not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago 90 percent of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it's not going to happen. because 90 percent of republicans in the senate voted against it and supporting. the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. unfortunately, this pattern of untruths about this legislation serves a purpose. that intimidated a lot of senators. all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. the president says come election time, supporters of gun control legislation are going to voice their support who voted against this bill. of this gun control package. the assault weapons ban votes. and the bid to block the sale of high capacity we will tell you about the young teens accused of the crime and why it has won the east bay neighborhood shaken. investigato
about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
's effort to expand gun control through background checks. but an emotional barack obama vows to fight on. >>> plus new details on the west, texas, explosion and the latest on that just ahead. >>> it was billed as a possible turning point in the fight for gun control reform but now hopes are fading that anything will get done after a bill to expand background checks on firearm sales failed in the senate. nbc's kelly o'donnell reports for us in washington. >> reporter: the president gave the rose garden microphone over to a newtown dad. mark barton. >> we'll return home now, disappointed but not defeated. >> reporter: the president clearly angry. >> the gun lobby and its allied willfully lied about the bill. >> reporter: lashed out at congress. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people. we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the people don't give up. >> reporter: from the steps of air force one last week to the u.s. capitol newtown families who know the pain of gun v
that -- >> a mississippi man under arrest accused of mailing poison tainted letters, one to president obama. >> and all that matters. >> the senate rejects a bill that would have approved background checks for gun owners. >> an emotional moment in boston as the city hosted its first major sporting event since the bombing. ♪ and the home of the brave >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. a lot of breaking news overnight. the people in the town of west in central texas, waking up to a scene of destruction. a fertilizer plant caught fire, exploded last night. one witness says the force of the blast was like a tornado. >> the town of west, home to 2,800 pe,28 miles north of waco. here is what we know about the explosions. police believe 5 to 15 people have died. 160 people were injured. the explosion flattened homes and businesses in a four-block area around the plant. the cause is unknown at this hour, however, they say there is no indication yet of foul play. and manuel bojorquez is covering the damage. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. investigato
: president obama -- >> they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. >> reporter: the president was hopeful that the political climate about gun control was in his favor. following the school shooting massacre in newtown, despite polls showing overwhelming support for the idea, the proposal was rejected. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen. >> reporter: those also hoping for change. oakland's unity council, which deployed safety ambassadors in the fruitvale area. >> the reality that we face every day, i think whatever power we have to get guns off the street is better for us. >> reporter: late today, the nra released a statement saying quote, the amendment would have criminalized certain transfers of firearms for honest citizens, requiring life long family members to get federal permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. frank and julie, the president vows to keep fighting. >>> early this morning, a bipartisan group of sen
as to why we wouldn't do this. >> reporter: president obama -- >> they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. >> reporter: the president was hopeful that the political climate about gun control was in his favor. following the school shooting massacre in newtown, despite polls showing overwhelming support for the idea, the proposal was rejected. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen. >> reporter: those also hoping for change. oakland's unity council, which deployed safety ambassadors in the fruitvale area. >> the reality that we face every day, i think whatever power we have to get guns off the street is better for us. >> reporter: late today, the nra released a statement saying quote, the amendment would have criminalized certain transfers of firearms for honest citizens, requiring life long family members to get federal permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. frank and julie, the president vows to keep fighting. >>> earl
. the filibuster requires 60 votes. the bill backed by president obama called face fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> new details on the ricin letter sent to president obama. as an official says the lab tests confirmed the letter's into mississippi senator roger wicker did contain the deadly substance rycin . and that more tests are expected. meantime, an arrest is made in the case. federal agents arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. he is now being charged with threatening the life of the president. the senators' letter, along with the president's letter, were both postmarked memphis, tenn. april 8th. but were intercepted at screening facilities. >> a federal appeals court in san francisco is debating the legality of the state to ban on use their be based on their sexual orientation. yesterday's, a three judge panel questioned lawyers on both sides of the issue. if they ask whether the license mental-health professionals to offer sexual orien
bill: homeland security chief janet napolitano is set to testify this hour. level of security across the country. president obama and first lady, michelle obama on the way to boston moments ago departing the white house on the south lawn. they're set to the attend an interfaith service of the bombing victims at the cathedral of the holy cross a mile from our location on boylston street. while the nation will pause to remember. senator john mccain is saying that the events in boston may provide a valuable lesson. >> that is certainly a wake-up call. every time there is an act like this americans obviously lead to more security to prevent another catastrophic event. and then we have a tendency, and it is understandable, to become a little bit complacent. but i think it is a cautionary lesson here we really can't let our guard down. bill: after at crazy day yesterday and information ping-ponging throughout the streets of boston what we can tell you today that the fbi is considering releasing what we call, still images captured images from surveillance video cameras a quarter mile down t
president obama lashes out at the nation's top gun lobby in the wake of the defeat of a new gun bill. is that group really to blame in fair and balanced debate on the charges leveled by the white house yesterday. this couple's personal grudge may to be blame for a series of small town killings that put law enforcement on a nationwide high alert. we haven't been updating this case of the texas prosecutors who have been killed because we have been so focused on everything that's happening there have been major divoms. we will bring them to you. as our nation mourns the despicable attacks on the boston marathon, we are seeing a growing surge of prism o. patriotism in this country. turned their own losses in the wake of the september 11th attacks of a powerful message of strength and hear how they among some others in this country now believe these terrorists messed with the wrong people. >> a little bit earlier in the bobby statute. the name is martin richard. of course martin richard was one of the 8-year-old boy, one of the three who lost his life here on monday. with the spark miles
of west virginia. a majority of senator senators supported the bill but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance. president obama denounced the senate action saying this night is not over. >> all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. even without congress my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more than our communities. jon: steven hayes is a writer for "the weekly standard" and a contribute. interesting language from the president. he says my administration will continue doing everything we can. a lot of observers have said that if he really wanted this legislation passed he could have done a lot more to try to support it. >> yeah, jon. i think that's right. what i'm struck by particularly after listening to the president's moving speech up in boston this afternoon is the difference in tone from the president yesterday when he was clearly angry, a
bill after 2:00 a.m. on wednesday. officially beginning what president obama and other supporters hope will be six-week effort to pass it in the senate by early june. hearings on the legislation, which tightens border security and offers an eventual path to citizenship, are set to begin on friday. that's from the "washington times." jacksonville, north carolina. arlene, good morning. democrat. caller: good morning. the gun background check situation. tammy baldwin was just on and she said something very interesting, she said, we already have background checks. so what's wrong with going a little bit more? and that's the problem. the problem is, you can't have a little bit. ce you give them a little -- disregard the constitution, then they take more. so everybody rewind back "washington journal" viewers and listen to what she said. it's really the end of her comments. i thought that was really weird that she said that other people a -- agreed that other people said one thing and meant something else later on. and she did exactly that. thank you, peter. host: that was arlene. this is the
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